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    Equity as a question of decorum and manners: conscience as vision

    Haldar, Piyel (2016) Equity as a question of decorum and manners: conscience as vision. Polemos 10 (2), pp. 311-327. ISSN 2035-5262.

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    Abstract

    This paper argues for a re-evaluation of the manner in which conscience is used by equity lawyers. Debates by early modern humanists sought an alignment between conscience and public office. Indeed, conscience had very little to do with the private morals or private compunction of the Chancellor. Rather, conscience was implicated at the level of duty, honestas and dignity. It required stricter attention to the metaphysics of public official conduct. In these terms, conscience was a humanist re-evaluation of a classical idea that gave heavier emphasis to the poesis of vision.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): conscience, office, Cicero, decorum, private morality, vision
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Law
    Depositing User: Piyel Haldar
    Date Deposited: 29 Sep 2016 14:16
    Last Modified: 13 Feb 2020 08:16
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14983

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